Everyone loves alcohol. It’s even said that no great story started with someone eating a salad. For the most part it’s true but some great stories have not so happy endings.
Hong Shu, a 53-year-old man from China just absolutely loves alcohol. He loves it so much that he drinks one liter of hard liquor every day for the past thirty years. That could mean only two things, either this man had awesome nights drinking with friends or he’s one very very lonely man.
Well all that hard drinking ultimately caught up with him but not at the place you’d expect. You’d expect him to have a liver problem after all that but instead the man developed a rare condition known as Madelung’s disease. The disease still has unknown causes but mostly affects people with a history of heavy alcohol consumption.
The alcohol of choice for Hong Shu is a Chinese spirit known as Bajiu which is made from rice and other grains and has an alcohol percentage somewhere around 40 to 60 per cent. This strong liquor which he consumed everyday caused his neck to accumulate large deposits of fat and swelled to over six inches wide and has a length of about five and a half inches.